Definition of dibs in English:

dibs

plural noun

informal
  • Money.

    • ‘Well, Artsfans, no longer will you have to schlepp down to Churchill Square or crook your dialing finger to lay dibs on tickets to that exquisite cultural event.’
    • ‘My dibs are on him being some lame ABC type.’
    • ‘On the off chance that they did, I'd like to remind them that I've got dibs on Attenborough and Harris.’
    cash, hard cash, ready money
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Origin

Mid 18th century (denoting pebbles used in a children's game): from earlier dib-stones, perhaps from dib.

Pronunciation

dibs

/dibz/